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Development of microfluidic device and system for breast cancer cell fluorescence detection

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5 Author(s)
He, J.H. ; Institute of Microelectronics, 11 Science Park Road, Singapore 117685, Singapore ; Reboud, J. ; Ji, H.M. ; Lee, C.
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A biomicrofluidic device and a compact cellular testing system were developed to be used in cancer diagnostics. The device was fabricated by lithography-based microfabrication techniques, followed by two-step etching of deep reactive ion etching, and channels were formed by anodic bonding of Si and Pyrex. The device is based on the capture of cells inside a new meandering weir-type filter design, followed by detection and characterization using specific fluorescent labeling. Breast cancer cells MCF-7 and control cells MCF-10A were flowed through the microfluidic channels, and captured by meandering weir-type filters. 17β-Estradiaol(E2)-BSA (bovine serum albumin)-FITC (fluorescein isothiocyanate) macromolecular complex was found to selectively label MCF-7, potentially serving as a cancer cell detection marker. MCF-7 cells were detected with specific and strong FITC signals after only 4 min of contact with the stain. The signals were about seven times stronger than that of a labeling performed on conventional glass slides. These results strongly suggest that this novel design has a potential application to detect cancer cells or other diseased cells without compromising the advantage of high sensitivity of the microfluidic approach.

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Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures  (Volume:27 ,  Issue: 3 )